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Mayor, Diplomats Join Gay Pride March in Greece

Sunday Jun 22, 2014
Police say more than 6,000 people have marched through the streets of Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, in its third gay pride parade.

Obama Proclaims June LGBT Pride Month

By Justin Snow | Sunday Jun 8, 2014
President Barack Obama declared June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month in a proclamation released by the White House.

New Zealand Minister Resigns After Police Contact

Thursday May 1, 2014
A New Zealand government minister who gained brief international fame last year for a lively speech in support of gay marriage on Thursday resigned his portfolios after inappropriately contacting police about their investigation into an associate.

Phoenix’s High Five

By EDGE | Monday Apr 28, 2014
Don’t let your opinion of Arizona be swayed by SB 1026. On the ground you’ll find plenty of progressive legislators, community leaders and creative entrepreneurs who also happen to be members or allies of the LGBT community.

Clay Pell Carries on Family’s Political Dynasty

By Joe Siegel | Monday Apr 7, 2014
Clay Pell is one of the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Governor of Rhode Island. He talks to EDGE about his family’s legacy, including his grandfather Claiborne Pell and his aunt Julie Pell, a veteran LGBT rights activist.

Obama Used Word ’Gay’ 274 Times in 5 Years

Thursday Jan 23, 2014
The nation’s largest gay rights group, The Human Rights Campaign, did some digging and found that President Barack Obama has used "gay" 274 times since taking office in 2009.

McAuliffe Fulfills LGBT Campaign Promise

By John Riley | Friday Jan 17, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) was sworn into office in Richmond on Saturday, sparking hope among equal-rights advocates that his position as an LGBT ally may foster incremental changes to Virginia’s discriminatory laws.

EDGE 10.0: The Decade in Politics

By Steve Weinstein | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
In celebration of our tenth anniversary EDGE is proud to launch "EDGE 10.0: The Decade in," a retrospective series of features examining the past ten years of headlines, personalities, trends, arts, parties, etc... We kick off the series with politics.

HRC Backs Wexton in Virginia’s District 33 Race

By John Riley | Friday Jan 10, 2014
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group, is endorsing Democrat Jennifer Wexton in her bid to replace Attorney General-elect Mark Herring in the 33rd Senate District.

Pro-Gay Marriage President Elected in Chile

By Luis Andres Henao | Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
President-elect Michelle Bachelet vowed on Monday to initiate profound social changes in Chile, a day after winning the seat with the biggest victory in eight decades.